Spears Business honored student excellence by recognizing Outstanding Seniors, Seniors of Significance, Outstanding Freshmen, and top club members at the 2023 Best of Biz celebration on April 14th. This event was held to celebrate and recognize the outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements of talented Spears Business students.
The Best of Biz celebration is an annual event that brings together students, faculty, staff, and guests to honor outstanding students who have excelled in their academic and extracurricular activities. The event serves as a platform to recognize exceptional students and highlight the incredible efforts and contributions they have made in their respective fields.
Abby Allison received the Raymond D. Thomas Award, which is the highest recognition given to a senior Spears Business student. Allison is an exceptional student who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and service to the Spears community. She has been actively involved throughout her academic career, serving in various leadership roles in clubs and organizations such as the Business Student Council and the Association for Information Systems. Allison plans to pursue a career in marketing after graduation.
Moreover, twelve students were awarded Outstanding Senior Awards, recognizing their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the Spears community. These students were selected based on their academic performance, leadership qualities, and service to the Spears community. These students have gone above and beyond in their academic and extracurricular pursuits and contributed to the overall success of the Spears Business School.
Additionally, eight students were selected as OSU Seniors of Significance, while two were honored as OSU Outstanding Seniors. These awards highlight students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service during their academic careers at OSU.
Apart from these, each academic department recognized their top five seniors, highlighting exceptional work in each field of study. This recognition serves to highlight the dedication and commitment of students to their academic pursuits.
The Brand Squad and Data Analytics Club also received the Outstanding Business Organization award for their commendable efforts and accomplishments in their respective fields. The Brand Squad, led by faculty advisor Dr. Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong, is a student-run marketing experiences firm that provides an opportunity for students to apply marketing concepts in a real-world setting. The Data Analytics Club focuses on providing students with hands-on experience in data analytics and data science, preparing them for the fast-growing field of data-driven decision making.
Finally, Spears Ambassadors and Business Student Council seniors were also recognized for their dedicated service to the Spears community. Nine individuals received ambassador recognition for their service to the Spears community.
The Best of Biz celebration was a testament to the dedication and commitment of Spears Business students. It is an incredible opportunity to recognize excellent students and highlight the significant efforts they have made to the Spears community. These talented individuals are a source of inspiration and aspiration for current and future generations of Spears Business students.